The full list of winners from today's beer competition at this year's Great American Beer Festival has just been released (of course, we've been following the live Twitter feed all afternoon).
We are very excited to report that Michigan breweries earned nine medals or 4% of the total awards.
The winners from the "Great Beer State" were:
|Arcadia Brewing Co.||Cereal Killer Barleywine||MI||Gold||Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer|
|Bastone Brewery||Saison Du Bastone||MI||Bronze||French- and Belgian Style Saison|
|Bell's Brewery, Inc.||Bell's Lager Beer||MI||Bronze||Bohemian Style Pilsener|
|Big Rock Chop House & Brewery||Red Rock||MI||Silver||Belgian-Style Lambic or Sour Ale|
|Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales||Bam Biere||MI||Bronze||Session Beer|
|Kuhnhenn Brewing Co.||4th Dementia Old Ale||MI||Bronze||Old Ale or Strong Ale|
|Redwood Brewing Co.||Cream Stout||MI||Silver||Sweet Stout|
|Shorts Brewing Co.||Bloody Beer||MI||Silver||Experimental Beer|
|Sullivan's Black Forest Brew Haus & Grill||Pirate's Porter||MI||Bronze||Robust Porter|
Here are a few other highlights:
2009 Brewery and Brewer of the Year Awards
Large Brewing Company and Large Brewing Company Brewer of the Year:
Coors Brewing Company, Golden, CO; Dr. David Ryder
Mid-Size Brewing Company and Mid-Size Brewing Company Brewer of the Year:
Flying Dog Brewery, Frederick, MD; Robert Malone
Small Brewing Company and Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year:
Dry Dock Brewing Company, Aurora, CO; Dry Dock Brewing Team
Large Brewpub and Large Brewpub Brewer of the Year:
Pizza Port Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA; Pizza Port Brew Guys
Small Brewpub and Small Brewpub Brewer of the Year:
Chuckanut Brewery, Bellingham, WA; Will Kemper
2009 Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am Competition
Gold: Herbal Joe’s Columbarillo IPA, Chama River Brewing Co., Albuquerque, NM
Brewmaster: Jeff Erway, AHA Member: Ben Miller
Silver: Alright Already Amber, O’Fallon Brewery, O’Fallon, MO
Brewmaster: Brian Owens, AHA Member: Jim Yeager
Bronze: Time of the Season, Upslope Brewing Co., Boulder, CO
Brewmaster: Daniel Pages, AHA Member: Brian Patterson
The most competitive category was American Style India Pale Ale with 134 entries. The gold medal went to Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, CA for Union Jack for the second straight year.
The second most hotly contested category was Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer with 110 entries (up from 79 in 2008). The gold medal went to Arcadia Brewing Co., Battle Creek, MI for Cereal Killer Barleywine.